McComb, Ohio

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McComb is a village in Hancock County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,676 at the 2000 census. It is in the McComb Local School District.

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Geography

McComb is located at 41°6′33″N 83°47′32″W / 41.10917°N 83.79222°W / 41.10917; -83.79222 (41.109134, -83.792191)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.21%) is water.

History

Despite its spelling, McComb, Ohio is named for Alexander Macomb (American general).[4] (The reason for the spelling, "McComb" instead of "Macomb", is that the village was named by a Scotsman who fought under Macomb at the Battle of Plattsburg, and he used the Scottish manner of pronunciation and spelling.)[5]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,676 people, 587 households, and 466 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,835.3 people per square mile (711.1/km²). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 693.2/sq mi (268.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.24% White, 0.24% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.58% of the population.

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